Perth Glory have confirmed the playing contract of Chris Herd has been mutually terminated and as a result he will not be part of the 2016/17 squad.
The 27-year old Socceroo signed with Glory in May and was due to arrive in Perth next week, however he is unable to relocate to Australia with his family at this point in time and as such requested to terminate his contract.
Glory CEO Peter Filopoulos said while disappointed with the decision, the club needed to be sensitive to Herd’s needs.
“After considerable deliberation and in the best interests of the Herd family, the club will not stand in their way and we take this opportunity to wish Chris and his family the best in their next chapter”.
Perth Glory boasts 14 WA born or raised players including Adam Taggart, Rhys Williams and Rostyn Griffiths and after a successful tour of the Philippines, the club looks forward to its RD 32 Westfield FFA Cup match against Brisbane Roar on August 10 at Ballymore Stadium in Queensland.